Rising Stars:
Last Saturday we had the 2nd weekend of our very popular Rising Stars programme. We had a huge turn out again and the kids had a great time. The Rising Stars is a 6 week programme of fun indoor activities based on hurling and football to develop your child’s fundamental movement skills such as agility, balance, co-ordination, running, jumping, catching, and throwing. The programme will take place on Saturday mornings at Croom Sports Complex for another 4 weeks starting at 10am and will last an hour. The programme is for boys and girls aged 3-6 and parental involvement during each class is encouraged. Anyone who missed the first couple of days is more than welcome this Saturday. Cost €25 for the 6 weeks. Please come along and try out this fun new sporting activity. For further information, please call 0858610223.

Registration Day:
Croom GAA club registration day will be held this Friday evening 31st January from 6-8pm in the club house. Players under 12 €20 U14 to U18 €25. Family membership €70(includes 2adults and children U18) Players over 18 €50 Non players €30. Please note that any player who has NOT paid their membership before training starts back will not be covered under the Player Injury Scheme until payment is received in full.

U21 Hurling:
This year is the first year that all minor, U21 hurling and football championships are being ran on an all county basis. Croom are in the B competition which has 4 groups of 4. We are in group 4 and our fixtures are: Sun Feb 2nd away v St Kierans; Sun Feb 9th home v Granagh/Ballingarry; Sun Feb 16th away v Glenroe, all games at 12noon

Junior A Football:
This year the county championship will have 4 groups of 4 (reduced from 4 groups of 5). We are in group 1 with Fr. Caseys, South Liberties, and Castlemahon with the fixtures taking place on the weekends of June 14th, June 28th, and July 12threspectively. The top team in each group qualifies for the quarter final with 2nd v 3rd playing in a preliminary match to join them. It is proposed that 2021’s championship be reduced from 16 to 12 teams consisiting of 2 groups of 6 on the same basis as the Senior and Intermediate championships.

Coach Education/Coaching Courses:
Anyone interested in getting involved with coaching teams or helping out with their children as they start playing GAA, why not do one of the GAA’s coach education courses? These are taking place all over the county in Jan, Feb, and March. Last year we held a very successful Foundation course in Croom and this year we are hoping to host a Level 1 course. If you wish to do a course please contact Stephen Lucey 0879858726 or PJ O’Mahony 0857161505.

2020 GAA National Club Draw:
Tickets ON SALE NOW from any committee member . Only €10 per ticket.
1st Prize is an All-New Renault Clio.
7 chances of winning 2020 All Ireland Hurling & Football Finals Packages.
20 prizes in total with tens of thousands worth of prizes to be won in total.
Maximum of 2,500 tickets per GAA Club. All money raised goes straight to our club. Croke Park covers all prizes. Opportunity for Croom GAA Club to raise up to €25,000 towards club development. This is a great way to raise funds for the club coming into the new season and we are asking all teams and clubs to get behind it and get involved. Main Club Contact – Richie O’Kelly 0858610223. Thank you for you support.
Lotto-Numbers drawn. – 3,13,20,23 no jackpot winners. Lucky dips- David Condron c/o MM Reidy, Sean Cregan c/o Mark Reidy, Stephen Moloney c/o Halpins, Nelly Boyle Patrickswell, Rocco and Jesse c/o Helen O Shea . Next draw is on in Tangneys with a jackpot of € 5100 . Thanks to all those who support our draw and other fund raising efforts.
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